Rewind! Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I don’t know what the weather is like right now where you are, but here it is COLD.
I’m talking -26 degrees C cold.  Freeze your butt off cold.
But, call me crazy, I love this kind of winter weather in January…
It makes me feel like baking and nesting!
So how about a cookie recipe to beat the cold weather!
Nothing like cookies to make a house cozy!
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


This recipe is out from the archives…they are so good they needed another post!  😉



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  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg (optional: I leave this out. I hate nutmeg.)
  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup raisins, chopped
  • 3 1/2 cups oats (old fashioned rolled oats)


  1. Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt & cinnamon. Set aside.
  2. Cream butter and sugars together.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time. Combine until creamy and smooth.
  4. Add vanilla.
  5. Add the flour mix to the butter mix. Combine.
  6. Add the oats.
  7. Add the chopped raisins.
  8. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 6-9 minutes. The less time baking, the softer the cookie.

Recipe from Joy of Cooking


  • If you have raisins around that have seen better days (that is, if they are kind of old and really dried out), you can boil them in a little bit of water for about 1-2 minutes.  Set them aside to cool, then drain the water.  Chop them up and proceed with the recipe.
  • This recipe works best with old fashioned rolled oats.  I have used instant oats and they turned out well too.  Cookies with the old fashioned oats make a chunkier cookie, and cookies with the instant oats make a more chewy cookie.
  • You can add chocolate chips to this recipe if you wish!


Chewy.  Soft.  Sweet.  Yummy.
Stay warm!

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  • Reply Loveforfood January 16, 2012 at 3:49 PM I must try that
  • Reply North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard January 16, 2012 at 4:31 PM Good thing to be doing inside when it is so cold out, brrr. However the Sun is out in full force which is such a wonderful bonus.
  • Reply Amber - Binkertation January 16, 2012 at 4:38 PM This sounds delicious - definitely on my to bake list for the week and I'll be taking your suggestion of adding chocolate chips! ;)
  • Reply Leslie's Garden January 16, 2012 at 9:41 PM Yum! I haven't had any sugar for 12 days! Those look so wonderful!
  • Reply Full Circle Creations January 17, 2012 at 12:06 AM They look delicious! I think I'm gonna have to try them out!

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  • Reply Mique January 27, 2012 at 6:44 AM Yummmmm my favorite. Thanks for linking up to my Pity Party! I'm featuring you tomorrow. xo
  • Reply moonsword September 15, 2012 at 4:25 PM ohgoodgolly I'm hopelessly fixated on that yumful stack of cookies! I must try these...thanks so much for sharing!
  • Reply Kaytee December 6, 2012 at 8:43 AM Any idea what kind of adjustments I should make for high altitude? I'm in Vail at 8,100 feet. Thanks!
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  • Reply Shelly July 16, 2014 at 6:06 PM I just made these tonight. I am 9 months pregnant and they hit the spot! I am definitely keeping this recipe!!
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